Fast and accurate diagnostics are essential to proper treatment, especially in the event of an emergency. When possible IVM runs most of it's lab work here in-house while your pet is being seen to provide the most timely and appropriate care possible. IVM recommends lab work be performed before any surgical procedure. Routine diagnostic services include:
- Heartworm testing (required annually)
- Fecal testing for intestinal parasites (required semi-annually)
- Blood pressure evaluations
- Thyroid testing
Companion Laser Therapy
Class IV Laser Therapy is a drug-free, surgery-free, and sterile treatment of many common health conditions. Wound care, inflammation, dermatological issues, and joint pain are all ailments that may be treated with a single- or multi-visit therapy program. Each case and the potential benefit of laser therapy is evaluated by a veterinarian and performed by a certified technician.
For some pets, coming to the hospital is simply not an option. Anxiety, physical ailment, or owner convenience - whichever the reason, we would be happy to come to your home and "make your living room our exam room". Services provided for IVM clients include physical exams, vaccinations, drawing for lab work, and humane euthanasia. Our service area is limited to Isle of Hope, Burnside Island, Downtown, Midtown, and The Landings; availability is limited and a fee is applicable.
Digital Full-Body and Dental Radiology
IVM was an early adopter of digital imaging in Savannah, and has since included dental x-rays as a service to our clients. Dental imaging allows our doctors to treat dental disease - a common source of pain and bad breath! - more thoroughly and effectively by determining the condition of your pet's mouth beneath and above the gum line.
Certified PennHIP Evaluation
This radiographic hip evaluation is used to determine the onset of degenerative joint disease, hip dysplasia, and osteoarthritis in dogs as young as 16 weeks to 3 years old. Dr Schoettle is the only PennHIP certified veterinarian in Savannah.
Clean Teeth For Life Dental Program
While ideally your vet prefers that you brush your pet’s teeth daily, we understand the challenges a new dental regiment can present to a busy life and family. IVM’s Clean Teeth For Life program is an inexpensive, easy way for clients to keep their pets’ teeth clean and healthy all year long! At only the fraction of the cost of a complete dental procedure, your pet's teeth are cleaned with the aid of a fully reversible twilight sedation. This service is limited to non-senior pets without dental disease, following a dental examination.